Donald Trump has signed a massive coronavirus relief bill, averting shutdown

US President Donald Trump has signed into law a $2.3 trillion pandemic aid and spending package, restoring unemployment benefits to millions of Americans and averting a partial federal government shutdown.

US President Donald Trump.

US President Donald Trump. Source: AAP

After nearly a week's delay and under pressure from all sides, President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill on Sunday local time, the White House said, extending benefits to millions of Americans struggling through the pandemic.

The package "providing coronavirus emergency response and relief" is part of a larger spending bill that, with Mr Trump's signature, will avoid a government shutdown.

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Published 28 December 2020 at 12:30pm
Source: AFP, SBS